Transportation Articles

Covenant's acquisition of Landair deepens exposure to dedicated contract carriage space
Deal valued at $83 million buys Covenant additional share in hot category.

FMCSA denies owner-operator group bid for 5-year exemption from ELD mandate
Request did not address difficulties in validating drivers who meet exemption criteria, agency tells OOIDA.

'Nuclear' verdicts take toll on insurance firms' appetite to underwrite trucking risk
Huge award in Werner's 2014 accident latest blow to insurance market's stability.

Daimler enlists Penske and NFI in electric truck trials
Partners will share data about truck design and performance ahead of full production launch in 2021.

CSX, North Carolina to build scaled-back intermodal facility
Terminal will not be a hub-and-spoke operation.

Amazon enters next phase of logistics build-out with delivery partner program
Initiative to build partner relationships to control supply of drivers, capacity.

The long and the short of it at the AAR
The rail trade group has gone from agnostic to adversarial on the issue of nationwide use of twin-33 truck trailers. Its rationale is puzzling.

Truckload contract rates to end first half with pre-July 4th bang
8 to 12 percent year-on-year gains expected, analysts say.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology
First such demo in U.S. between a transport company, truck maker.

Mid America Logistics expands into Mexico, adds office in northwest Arkansas
First move outside U.S. for St. Louis trucker.

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